Long Haul Fuel Tanks: 1942

Long Haul Fuel Tanks: 1942

Bomb bay gasoline tanks for long flights of B-25 bombers await assembly in the plant of North American Aviation, Inc., Inglewood, California. The plant produced the battle-tested B-25 (Billy Mitchell) bomber used in General Doolittle's raid on Tokyo, and the P-51 Mustang fighter plane which was first brought into prominence by the British raid on Dieppe. Photo taken in 1942 by photographer Alfred T. Palmer. Old photos provided by LOC. Original Medium: color transparency.